Halloween goes high tech with the ingenious incorporation of smart phones and tablets running a free app developed by Mark Rober, who can make creepy costumes come to life with moving eyeballs, crawling maggots, and other gruesome images that can be looped on a mobile screen and inserted into costumes.
The former NASA scientist's costumes first gained attention in 2011 when he used two iPads to create the illusion of having a gaping hole in his chest.
His company, Digital Dudz, has taken it up a notch this year with the introduction of a new line of 24 new masks and costumes with specially designed compartments that will comfortably and snugly fit your devices to add that extra punch to your Halloween costume.
The secret compartment is secured with Velcro in the front and can accommodate any mobile device for Android and iOS, including the newly launched iPhone 6. When the device is slid out of its pocket, the shirt becomes an ordinary shirt with no animations.
"So that means you show up at a party and blow people's minds with just jeans and a T-shirt. But on a moment's notice, you are gonna be able to nail that selfie," Rober explains as he single-handedly whips out the phone from his Halloween shirt to snap a photo.
The new line of shirts come with holes and inner pockets to let the animations peek through several designs like monsters, guts, heart beats, and even Marvel-licensed characters like Iron Man and Captain America.
High quality masks include rotting zombies, steam punk submarine masks, robots, and creepy clowns.
The official costumes range in price from $45 to $60 dollars from their online shop.
Even without the masks and costumes by Digital Dudz, DIY Halloweener have the option of creating their own costumes and using the images in the free app to liven them up with creepy, crawly, ghoulish Halloween visuals. As explained by Rober, simply download the Digital Dudz free app, select the animation that goes with your costume, adjust it for size on your screen, and you're ready to make heads turn on Oct. 30.